Arsenal transfer news roundup: Gunners not in talks to sign Napoli striker; club likely to prioritize Leicester City midfielder transfer, plus more

Arsenal have failed to secure fourth place in the Premier League this season. Manager Mikel Arteta’s quarters finished fifth in the league after two defeats in their last three games.

Meanwhile, renowned transfer guru Fabrizio Romano says the Gunners are not in talks to sign a Napoli striker. Elsewhere, Kevin Campbell has tipped the north London side to prioritize a move for a Leicester City midfielder over Ruben Neves.

On that note, here’s a look at Arsenal’s top transfer stories as of May 27, 2022:

Fabrizio Romano reveals Arsenal are not in talks to sign Victor Osimhen

Victor Osimhen has enjoyed a steady rise at Napoli.
Victor Osimhen has enjoyed a steady rise at Napoli.

Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Arsenal are not in talks to sign Victor Osimhen. The Napoli striker has been linked with the Gunners, who are looking for a new striker.

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen has won the Serie A Young Player of the Season award

However, in his column for Caught Offside, Romano said the Serie A giants are determined to keep the player for at least a year.

“To date, I am not aware of any advanced negotiation for Victor Osimhen at Arsenal. Napoli do not intend to negotiate for less than 100 million euros for the Nigerian striker, and until present there is no proposal on the table, sources close to the club guarantee,” wrote Romano.

He continued:

“Napoli are still a tough deal-maker in the transfer market, and their mission will be to try and keep Osimhen for another season. Personally, I’m not even convinced he’s even as much of a target for Arsenal as other reports would have you believe so.”

Romano added that Gabriel Jesus is Mikel Arteta’s favorite target, saying:

“At the moment the Gunners are awaiting answers from Gabriel Jesus after positive talks with his agent. The Brazilian is Mikel Arteta’s priority target but is also of interest to other clubs. A final decision can be expected for soon, and Manchester City are asking 50-60 million euros in fees for Gabriel.”

Kevin Campbell backs Gunners to prioritize Youri Tielemans transfer over Ruben Neves

Watford v Leicester City - Premier League
Watford v Leicester City – Premier League

Former Gunners striker Kevin Campbell believes the Gunners could prioritize a move for Youri Tielemans over Ruben Neves. The North London side have been linked with both players, as Mikel Arteta looks to strengthen his midfield this summer.

Arsenal are more than interested in Youri Tielemans as he prepares to leave Leicester this summer. The gunners have opened direct contacts to explore this possibility. 🇧🇪 #AFC There are three clubs in the race, still open – Arsenal are on it, as expected ⤵️…

Speaking to Football Insider, Campbell says Tielemans would be a better fit for the Emirates.

“We need both. We need more competition in midfield, and we need goals from midfield. Tielemans can score goals. He creates and scores goals. He can kick them from 25 yards or get in the box and be dangerous,” Campbell said.

He continued:

“I think Arsenal have a lot of needs and demands. I would do them both, but if I had to pick one, I think Tielemans is the one Arsenal will go for. Midfield goals would be huge for us. That would be key. He would score double figures every season if he was at Arsenal. Ten more goals makes a big difference.

Paddy Kenny backs Tottenham Hotspur to win race for Gabriel Jesus

Gabriel Jesus has sparked a battle in London for his signature.
Gabriel Jesus has sparked a battle in London for his signature.

Former Leeds United goalkeeper Paddy Kenny has backed Tottenham Hotspur to win the race for Gabriel Jesus. The Manchester City forward is set to leave the Emirates this summer and Arsenal will face competition from Spurs for his signature.

Speaking to Football Insider, Kenny says UEFA Champions League football and Antonio Conte could help Tottenham secure the signature of Jesus.

“They’re very similar clubs, both in London, they can both pay the same salary. So it comes down to things like playing in the Champions League, and that’s a huge bonus for Tottenham. Spurs also have a brand new stadium, which is amazing compared to the Emirates. They have Champions League football, you have Conte. For me, that’s a no-brainer,” Kenny said.

He continued:

“It’s Tottenham all day for me; it was the club that finished the season stronger. The only thing is Harry Kane. He will still be Spurs’ main man, and Arsenal will probably be out of strikers in a few weeks. That being said, if it was me, I would choose the Champions League team.”

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